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Over the years Washington have resisted lots of calls to ditch the Redskins tag. It's looking like they might finally buckle under the pressure from sponsors. It's the team I've followed ever since they started showing the NFL in the UK. It's easy not to refer to them as the Redskins in print but it would be good not to see the name everywhere.

Washington Redskins agree review of controversial team name

The Washington Redskins American football team will review its name after demands from major sponsors.

Its headline sponsor, Fedex, joined a fresh wave of calls to scrap a team moniker long-criticised as racist.

The Washington DC-based team has faced years of pressure over a name seen as offensive to Native Americans. The latest calls come amid a fresh focus on racism sparked by worldwide protests.

FedEx made the request at the behest of its own investors.

Dan Snyder, owner of the Washington Redskins, said: "This process allows the team to take into account not only the proud tradition and history of the franchise but also input from our alumni, the organization, sponsors, the National Football League (NFL) and the local community."

At the turn of the millennium, FedEx paid $205m (£165m) for the naming rights to the Redskins' 82,000-seat stadium in Maryland. The deal expires in 2025.

But that is not the delivery giant's only tie to the team. The boss and founder of FedEx, Frederick Smith also owns a minority stake in the Redskins.

The team has been under pressure to change its name for decades.
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Surely Washington and Washington DC should change their names as well?

That and they should blow up a bit of Mount Rushmore.

George Washington owned or over saw 317 slaves till his death, where he didn't bother setting them free in his will.
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They should also probably ban US dollar notes
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Dark wrote:Surely Washington and Washington DC should change their names as well?

That and they should blow up a bit of Mount Rushmore.

George Washington owned or over saw 317 slaves till his death, where he didn't bother setting them free in his will.
You should start a campaign if you feel strongly enough
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Perhaps a reflection that putting a pejorative name for white people on a t-shirt would have been uncomfortable but totally acceptable for native Americans
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It highlights how unusual the Redskins name is and how is should be gassed.
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mr bungle wrote:It highlights how unusual the Redskins name is and how is should be gassed.
The Redskins is the most egregious but not that unusual

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Absolutely.

Bloody Highlanders could even be seen by some as offensive.
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mr bungle wrote:Absolutely.

Bloody Highlanders could even be seen by some as offensive.
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Exeter are another side who refuse to do the right thing

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While at West Ham we've been celebrating diversity for decades

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Anonymous. wrote:
mr bungle wrote:Absolutely.

Bloody Highlanders could even be seen by some as offensive.
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Primo Choice wouldn’t stand for it, you reckon?
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mr bungle wrote:
Anonymous. wrote:
mr bungle wrote:Absolutely.

Bloody Highlanders could even be seen by some as offensive.
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Primo Choice wouldn’t stand for it, you reckon?
Doubt there are any highlanders objecting but times and attitudes change. I remember when i first went to New Zealand i'd never heard anyone use the words primo or choice in the way kiwis used them and did so quite often. Last time I went I never heard anyone use them at all.
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Dark wrote:Surely Washington and Washington DC should change their names as well?

That and they should blow up a bit of Mount Rushmore.

George Washington owned or over saw 317 slaves till his death, where he didn't bother setting them free in his will.
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Anonymous. wrote:
mr bungle wrote:
Anonymous. wrote:
mr bungle wrote:Absolutely.

Bloody Highlanders could even be seen by some as offensive.
Easy Tiger
Primo Choice wouldn’t stand for it, you reckon?
Doubt there are any highlanders objecting but times and attitudes change. I remember when i first went to New Zealand i'd never heard anyone use the words primo or choice in the way kiwis used them and did so quite often. Last time I went I never heard anyone use them at all.
A progressive lot the Kiwi's Anon, they have graduated to "awesome". So 80's California, awesome man...
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Bayern wrote:
Anonymous. wrote:
mr bungle wrote:
Anonymous. wrote:
mr bungle wrote:Absolutely.

Bloody Highlanders could even be seen by some as offensive.
Easy Tiger
Primo Choice wouldn’t stand for it, you reckon?
Doubt there are any highlanders objecting but times and attitudes change. I remember when i first went to New Zealand i'd never heard anyone use the words primo or choice in the way kiwis used them and did so quite often. Last time I went I never heard anyone use them at all.
A progressive lot the Kiwi's Anon, they have graduated to "awesome". So 80's California, awesome man...
Yes, awesome and the godforsaken chur. The Aussies on the other hand are all about 100%, 100%, 100%.
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mr bungle wrote:The Aussies on the other hand are all about 100%, 100%, 100%.
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@ mr bungle
Yeah chur is another, I've noticed on my hometown f/b group sites (Sth Waikato) which I visit regularly whanau is the flavour of the day. I'm not suggesting any of it is good or bad btw, just an observation.
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Pat the Ex Mat wrote:
mr bungle wrote:The Aussies on the other hand are all about 100%, 100%, 100%.
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The Washington organization couldn't give a flying fück previously. It was their heritage, and their name and icon was a badge of honor you see.

Fast forward to today and as soon as sponsors make noises Washington bends over. Shameful really that it took money for them to consider what is ethically right.
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I'd call them the Washington Indigenous Folks of All Genders.
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puku wrote:The Washington organization couldn't give a flying fück previously. It was their heritage, and their name and icon was a badge of honor you see.

Fast forward to today and as soon as sponsors make noises Washington bends over. Shameful really that it took money for them to consider what is ethically right.
TBF no one thinks they give a shit. It's only a few years ago the owner said he would NEVER (he used capitals) change the name.

Exeter is even more pathetic. They've only had the Chief identity since the 90's and they have spent at least the last 10 years refusing to change it.
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Hopefully the Redskins tell the leftards who are trying change history to get farked.
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Brumby_in_Vic wrote:Hopefully the Redskins tell the leftards who are trying change history to get farked.
It's their wealthy corporate sponsors who are forcing the change, dickhead.
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They chose to sponsor the Washington Redskins you farkwit. This changing of team history by outsiders has been attempted in English and Welsh Football. Hull City and Cardiff City two recent examples. It did not go down well with supporters.
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Brumby_in_Vic wrote:They chose to sponsor the Washington Redskins you farkwit. This changing of team history by outsiders has been attempted in English and Welsh Football. Hull City and Cardiff City two recent examples. It did not go down well with supporters.
So just to be clear, you're saying that Washington's proposed name change has nothing to do with pressure from corporate sponsors?
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Brumby_in_Vic wrote:Hopefully the Redskins tell the leftards who are trying change history to get farked.
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Brumby_in_Vic wrote:They chose to sponsor the Washington Redskins you farkwit. This changing of team history by outsiders has been attempted in English and Welsh Football. Hull City and Cardiff City two recent examples. It did not go down well with supporters.
Why don't the Redskins just say no to the sponsors?
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CrazyIslander wrote:I'd call them the Washington Indigenous Folks of All Genders.
You'd need to be a fat fúck to wear a supporters shirt with that mouthful emblazoned in it.
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Ali's Choice wrote:
Brumby_in_Vic wrote:They chose to sponsor the Washington Redskins you farkwit. This changing of team history by outsiders has been attempted in English and Welsh Football. Hull City and Cardiff City two recent examples. It did not go down well with supporters.
So just to be clear, you're saying that Washington's proposed name change has nothing to do with pressure from corporate sponsors?
People including activists (which sponsors have sadly become) have been trying to change their name for over twenty years. The team administration have been smart enough to say no.
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CrazyIslander wrote:
Brumby_in_Vic wrote:They chose to sponsor the Washington Redskins you farkwit. This changing of team history by outsiders has been attempted in English and Welsh Football. Hull City and Cardiff City two recent examples. It did not go down well with supporters.
Why don't the Redskins just say no to the sponsors?
They have for a long time.

I am surprised the woke company Gillette as the stadium naming rights sponsor haven’t told the New England Patriots to change their name as it is offensive to people who aren’t patriots.
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Exeter should tap into the local Dumnonii heritage
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Brumby_in_Vic wrote:
Ali's Choice wrote:
Brumby_in_Vic wrote:They chose to sponsor the Washington Redskins you farkwit. This changing of team history by outsiders has been attempted in English and Welsh Football. Hull City and Cardiff City two recent examples. It did not go down well with supporters.
So just to be clear, you're saying that Washington's proposed name change has nothing to do with pressure from corporate sponsors?
People including activists (which sponsors have sadly become) have been trying to change their name for over twenty years. The team administration have been smart enough to say no.
And if the owner wants to tell the sponsors to take their sponsorship millions and shove it up their arse he is well within his rights to so so.
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Pat the Ex Mat wrote:Exeter should tap into the local Dumnonii heritage
They should stick to being called Exeter. The English Rugby clubs should never have gone down that route. Sale Sharks :x Bristol Bears x( I can remember Bristol tarting themselves for a sponsor. Bristol Shoguns x(

At least the not nots, Bath and Gloucester have stuck with their club names.
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Basically the sponsors think the Redskins is a shit team to be associated with. They're hoping the owner says no so they can severe ties.
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MungoMan wrote:
CrazyIslander wrote:I'd call them the Washington Indigenous Folks of All Genders.
You'd need to be a fat fúck to wear a supporters shirt with that mouthful emblazoned in it.
No shortage of them in the US.
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Brumby_in_Vic wrote:Hopefully the Redskins tell the leftards who are trying change history to get farked.
You're going full loon across a number of threads today.

US sports teams change names and cities all the time - you must really melt down when a whole team up and moves to another city.
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UncleFB wrote:
Brumby_in_Vic wrote:Hopefully the Redskins tell the leftards who are trying change history to get farked.
You're going full loon across a number of threads today.
Yup, I'm guessing that BiV is on the sauce tonight. He's attacking everyone and everything.
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washington lizard people seems to be catching on.
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merry! wrote:washington lizard people seems to be catching on.
Disrespectful to the royal family.
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